On human rights, the United States must be a beacon. America is strongest when our policies and actions match our values.More
Home / Topics / Refugee Protection

Latest News and Press Releases

May 20, 2016 Amnesty International released a poll today documenting people’s attitudes in 27 different countries towards welcoming refugees. Encouragingly, the vast majority want their countries to accept...
May 19, 2016 New York City—Human Rights First urged the Obama Administration to abandon its policy of detaining families in light of a new motion to enforce filed against the government today. The motion...
May 18, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today applauded a group of 27 senators for expressing support for the resettlement of Syrian refugees and calling on the Obama Administration to meet its goal to...
May 15, 2016 Washington, D.C.—In recognition of International Day of Families on today, Human Rights First today renewed its calls on the Obama Administration to abandon its policy of detaining ...
May 12, 2016 Syrian refugees have become the scapegoats for much of Americans’ anxieties about terrorism, despite the fact that they are rigorously vetted. In fact, experts—including former national security...
May 06, 2016 For the second year in a row, hundreds of moms will spend Mother’s Day in family detention centers in Pennsylvania and Texas with their children and babies. During the past year there were promising...

Pages

Related Event

July 7, 2016

On August 3rd the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and Human Rights First will host a breakfast discussion on the impact of expedited removal and detention policies on individuals seeking asylum in the United States, as well as recommended reforms. With President Obama set to host a Leaders’ Summit in September to address the global refugee crisis, participants will identify ways that the United States can lead by example in terms of its treatment of asylum seekers who request protection at U.S. airports and borders.

Resources

Report | July 25, 2016
Download Full Report Lifeline on Lockdown: Increased U.S. Detention of Asylum Seekers War, repression, terrorism, and rampant human rights violations have conspired to produce what’s commonly...
Impact Study | July 15, 2016
We fight for asylum seekers—and against the detention of families and children In 2014-15, tens of thousands of people—many of them children—fled brutal gang and domestic violence in Central...
Factsheet | July 14, 2016
Read More and Download The Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program 2009-2016 What is the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program? In 2009, Congress passed the Afghan Allies...
Factsheet | July 14, 2016
Download The Refugee Protection Act of 2016 Why is the Refugee Act of 2016 important? The United States has a proud history of providing refuge to victims of persecution. This...

Our Experts

Senior Director, Refugee Protection